Are There Any Risks?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jerrysgrill, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. jerrysgrill

    jerrysgrill New Egg

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    Mar 5, 2008
    Im scheduling to undergo Lasik in a few week from now in my2020 availing the promo of five years of annual Lasik-1 follow-up exams ($500 value) Anyway im the type of person who thinks not just twice but a hundred times before doing something, that is why yesterday I searched for any useful information about Lasik especially the risks of having it because I heard some people before who had a negative say about the procedure. After a few hours of research I found out that there are potential risks in any procedure and LASIK is no exception. The most common potential problems that can occur during laser vision correction are under-correction, over-correction and wrinkling. Under-correction and over-correction simply mean that while the procedure may have improved your vision, it may not have completely corrected it. Wrinkling is slightly more serious. It means that the corneal flap might have been moved which causes wrinkles that can possibly lead to the permanent appearance of blurry spots.
    Some more serious side effects include, increased light sensitivity, halos around eyes, blurred vision and double vision. All of these symptoms should lessen and disappear after the first few weeks following the LASIK surgery. There is also a chance of corneal damage and/or scarring which can lead to partial or full vision loss. These side effects rarely occur, and ophthalmologists will always make sure that candidates are ideal for the LASIK procedure. Hope it helps you even a little folks and wish me luck for my treatment.
     
  2. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    Wow...blessed you. I'm sure you have concerns, as with any treatment....this however is a treatment I have wanted for years!
    Let us know how it goes, if you decide. I have no pro's or con's....I don't know. [​IMG]
     
  3. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Had it done almost 15 years ago now and would never go back to contacts! I had the complication of an infection in one eye and still I have 20/20 vision once healed and still.

    The halos do happen but they go away. Get yourself a really good pair of sunglasses from a safety shop, so that they wrap around the side and plan on spending about 24 hours hiding from any sunlight or bright light source. The only thing I would not recommend is doing it in August like I did!

    If your getting both eyes done the same day you need a driver for I think 5 days, I did them seperate so I only needed one for 24 hours each time. I bet with the amount of correction I had I'd have needed a guide dog for 24 hours and a driver for 5 days....

    One thing that is very cool, when you get home look at something in various distances and remember how well you see it. For the first 2 days look at it again aften, even every hour and it's really cool to see how fast the eye heals.
     

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